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Friday, November 28, 2014

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Leadership Lafayette program good for all involved

It’s time to apply for spots in the 2015 Leadership Lafayette program, and Our View encourages anyone who wants to learn more about the community, make valuable contacts and contribute to the community to give it a shot. (November 10, 2014, Page 4)

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    Excel By 5 celebrates 10th anniversary

    The Excel By 5 program in Mississippi, celebrating its 10th anniversary, continues to grow with communities around the state working to gain the certified status that Lafayette County and 17 other sites around the state have attained. We applaud those who work with Excel By 5 for what it’s doing for the education of our young children. (October 9, 2014, Page 4A)

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      A Little Free Library on every corner

      Staff writer Jerra Scott takes a closer look at the Little Free Library idea after seeing one in Taylor. (July 29, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Future exciting for your Oxford EAGLE

        Publisher Tim Phillips takes a look at lots of the exciting changes going on with The Oxford EAGLE, including more local features, a new look at the EAGLE offices and the September start of a Sunday morning EAGLE. (July 24, 2014, Page 4)

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          EAGLE a family affair for eight decades

          Co-Publisher Rita Vasilyev takes a look back at her family’s involvement with The Oxford EAGLE from the day her mother, Nina Goolsby, walked into the paper office in 1942 through these final days before the Goolsby/Vasilyev and Phillips family transfers ownership of the paper to Boone Newspapers. She talks about her days helping in all phases of putting out the paper, about her family’s involvement with The EAGLE and about the relationship the paper has, and she hopes will continue, with the LOU community for many decades to come. (April 30, 2014, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Jessica Perkins writes to thank the volunteers and others who make donations and help with the More Than A Meal program that serves to make the LOU community better. (March 20, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Richard G. Roberts Jr. writes that there are many who oppose parking meters in downtown Oxford but are apparently not willing to do anything about it, while Barbara J. Smith writes to remind everyone about Thursday’s Empty Bowls fundraiser for The Pantry. (February 10, 2014, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Oxford Chief of Police Joey East writes to thank all of the sponsors who helped the OPD put on its open house  earlier this month as well as the members of the community who turned out for the event. (October 25, 2013, Page 4A)

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                  Saying goodbye

                  Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes a goodbye letter to Oxford EAGLE readers as she winds up a five-year stay with the newspaper before leaving for a new job. (September 10, 2013, Page 4)

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